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Time Zone: Platte County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Columbus is the Seat for Platte County.

Platte County was founded in 1856. Platte was created by taking area from and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Platte had a population of 32,515 people. This is an increase of 2.69% since the last Census (which gave a population of 31,662 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Platte represented 1.85% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201032,237+1.82%-0.85% since 2009
200932,515+2.69%+1.61% since 2008
200832,001+1.07%+0.62% since 2007
200031,662The Last Census

More information can be found on the Platte County Census Page for Platte County.


Below are some of the communities located in Platte County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Platte County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Columbus   21,91420,9714.5% increase  
Humphrey   8087862.8% increase  
Platte Center   3623590.84% increase  
Duncan   3543591.39% decrease  
Monroe   3123071.63% increase  

Websites for Platte County

Official Website:   www.plattecounty.net/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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